Early this summer I bought a floor
lamp. It needed lots of TLC, but it worked and was priced right for resale. It
featured a golden eagle which appealed to me in a patriotic sense; plus, the
golden eagle is the mascot of my alma mater, The University of Southern
Mississippi, which is just down the highway in Hattiesburg. Here’s the before….
Focusing on the eagle, I repainted
the whole lamp with USM’s colors of black and gold. Then I began to look for a cone-shaped milk glass lamp globe to cover the bulb at
the top. Well, my quick “flip” soon became a lengthy quest for the holy grail
of lamp globes. Oh, yes, there were plenty of them online, but the shipping
cost doubled the cost of the globe so I was determined to find one locally.
After several weeks of searching and asking EVERYONE if they had one for sell,
the owner of one of my favorite junking spots discovered one on his workbench!
So here’s the lamp now…..
I’ll let the new owner add a shade if
they like, though I think it looks great as a torchiere and that majestic
golden eagle appears prominent and proud.